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Symposium Locus/Focus: Language & Landscape in Classical Chinese Garden Culture


Collective for the Advanced and United Studies in the Visual Arts (CAUSA) in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver

Sunday 17 November 2013

“Classical Chinese Landscape – Vancouver (2013).” Photo: M. Cynog Evans [CAUSA Archives.]


Morning Session: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Afternoon Session: 1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jan Walls, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

“The Contemporary Therapeutic Function of a Classical Chinese Garden”

Contributing Speakers:

David Bellman, Research Curator (formerly Director-Chief Curator, McCord Museum, McGill University)

M. Cynog Evans, Research Curator (co-founder, CAUSA/Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts) – “The ‘Contemporaneity’ of ‘Classical’ Chinese Garden Culture”

Professor Terry Russell, Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba – ”Inscription and Landscape: Reading the Dr.Sun Yat-Sen Garden”

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC

FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP by November 15th 5:00pm.

Contact: 604.658.8880,